Ignoring the cries for human rights and basic human decency, President Millard Fillmore opted to support the Fugitive Slave Act in an attempt to prevent civil war and preserve the Union.
Founded in 1859 by three German churches, Concordia Cemetery has served the changing East Side community ever since. Today, the stories of its “residents” continue to be preserved through a variety of efforts and events.
Finding a list of politicians in a stack of old documents led to a journey of both frustration and discovery.
Frederick Douglass' 1851 tour of Allegany County provides some unique insights into the philosophy and tactics of this iconic slave-turned-abolitionist.
With a seemingly endless number of works written in genres almost as numerous, Fletcher Pratt deserves his place among Western New York's noted literary figures.
Colonel Porter's death at the Battle of Cold Harbor was tragic, but the reactions of some of the survivors of his regiment was equally inspiring.
The West Side "parkways" created as part of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux's city-wide system of parks, paid homage to the recent Civil War.
Sergeant George Tipping was one of hundreds of Buffalo Irishmen who joined the ranks of the Union Army. His rare collection of original letters provides a look at one family’s struggle with the familiar themes of war, separation and survival.